Enrico Caruso (Errico Caruso)

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Naples, Campania, Italy
Enrico Caruso (b. Errico Caruso) was born on February 25, 1873, in Naples, Italy. He was the third of seven children to a poor alcoholic father. He received little primary education and briefly studied music with conductor Vicenzo Lombardini. His early income was from singing serenades.

Caruso made his operatic debut on March 15, 1895 at a back street theatre in Naples. After a two-year stint on the South Italian circuit he auditioned for Giacomo Puccini in the summer of 1897. Puccini was looking for a leading tenor for a performance of 'La Boheme' in Livorno. Read more...


Character: Singer on Vintage Phonograph Recordings

Song of Surrender 1949

Character: Himself - Vocalist

September Affair 1950

Character: Der Bajazzo

Opernführer 1970